Procrastination Rant + 5 Ways to Rid of Writers block!

If you are here for the tutorial or whatever, skip everything in bold XD

I’ve had serious writers block in all areas and it’s seriously killing me! I honestly can’t get through with writing a paragraph without thinking, “Does this building have a flight of stairs? Because it would be just dandy if I could throw myself down them.”

I was so worried about making this blog post for a series of reasons. Firstly, I’ve only got one view in total for this blog – from my mom. I feel so… awkward simply talking to myself.

Or typing to myself.

Whatever.

But also, I’m so scared that I’m not good enough. But good enough for what, exactly?

Acceptance? Popularity? I don’t know.

So, I’ve made a decision – I’m going to write this stupid blog post even if I start gagging from boredom. Or begin praying for an earthquake. Because I’ll never know if I don’t have writers block if I never write, right?

 

I don’t have writers block in just blog-writing, though. I’m in a writing club that meets every other week. In the beginning, I had new content for every meet, even if I don’t share my writing. I had passion. Love. The craving of a pencil in my hand, and a story on the page. But lately, it’s more of, “I made an entire paragraph! Woohoo! .. But I’m too busy eating food and looking at pony memes on the computer to go to the writer’s meeting. I’ll go next week. Or the week after that.

Or never.”

 

I’m rambling, aren’t I?

 

I read somewhere that if you make tutorials and timeless blog posts that you’ll have more visitors or whatever, here is a post on destroying, demolishing, and roundhouse kicking all types of procrastination that plagues your mind!

 

5 Ways to Get Rid of Writers Block:

 

1. Just. Write. ANYTHING.

Seriously. Anything. Getting in the writing mood is the first step to actually creating stories. Don’t go from nothing to novel.

 

2. Don’t think about brainstorming or commitment

Writing a few sentence is scary to some people. Writing an entire BOOK is even scarier! So don’t worry about what will happen next, or if this one chapter of your story is really crappy. Remember that you can always edit it later – getting your thoughts on the paper is your main priority.

 

3. Write about what you enjoy!

Writing is meant to be FUN, not a chore. So if you are into a hobby or subject or whatever, write about that. If you are passionate about what you write about, not only will you be more happier when writing, you will know more information on the subject so you won’t have to waste time researching or coming up with ideas.

 

If you don’t have the option to write about what you enjoy, like for a school essay or something, there is still hope for you! Perhaps you could do some free writing about a subject of your choice just to get your juices flowing. Maybe you could take some elements that you like that thing you are passionate about and insert it into your writing. You could even include little references from x hobby/etc. into your paper!

 

4. Get Inspired

 

If you don’t have ideas, go out and get some! Inspiration is everywhere. In your backyard. In a book. In your fridge. There are so many ways to collect ideas – you can literally do it in your sleep. Some of my best ideas have come from my dreams or write before I drift off to sleep. I suggest keeping a dream journal { google it or something } so you remember all the special details about your potential story!

 

Or simply live your life. Face your fears. Hang out with friends. Just DO SOMETHING. If you live everyday just like the one before, no wonder you have no inspiration. Writing is an art – a thing where you express emotion and experiences. If you don’t have any, no writing for you!

5. Take a Break

 

If you absolutely, positively, can NOT come up with anything to write, I honestly suggest taking a break from writing just for a few days. Maybe you overworked yourself with writing, and that’s why you have no ideas. Take up a temporary hobby for a week or so, or maybe read some books for inspiration. You might even want to read some other blogs/books about writing to keep writing on your mind. But remember, DO NOT let this vacation last longer than 2 weeks. If it does, this writers blog will snowball into writer’s drought, and it may be YEARS until you write for your own enjoyment again. It seems ridiculous, but it happens.

Hope this helps! ^_^

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